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Apple Macbook Pro Retina
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Apple Macbook Pro Retina 4 Core Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 16GB 512GB SSD 15.4" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7 2.3GHz 16GB Aug 2012
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15 Reasons For

Apple Has Excellent Notebook PC Reviews

MacBooks built by Apple have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just MacBooks) and found that Apple also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 28GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Macbook Pro Retina has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Macbook Pro Retina has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst MacBooks of this age. Across all the MacBooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst MacBooks of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 480MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Macbook Pro Retina has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might want to look at including the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina, or the MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina both from Apple which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina is 390GB, and the total storage capacity range from 120GB to 1TB. With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

Most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Macbook Pro Retina only have one thunderbolt port, however the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has two thunderbolt ports.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 95 watt-hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other MacBooks that were launched around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina. The smallest battery capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Macbook Pro Retina is 35Wh and the biggest is 95Wh.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst MacBooks of this age. The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Macbook Pro Retina range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Thin

The Apple Macbook Pro Retina is one of the thinner MacBooks that were released more than two years ago (only 0.71 inches) amongst MacBooks of this age. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina have heights of between 0.71" and 0.95", and the average height is 0.84".

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina have a front camera, however the Apple Macbook Pro Retina does not have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other MacBooks that have been around for around the same time as the Macbook Pro Retina, the Macbook Pro Retina does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Apple Macbook Pro Retina

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Macbook Pro Retina has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Average Screen Size

The Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly standard screen size (15.4 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Macbook Pro Retina has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Macbook Pro Retina.

There are a number of alternative 7h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Apple MacBook Pro Late 2012 Retina which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 2 kilograms, the Macbook Pro Retina has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other MacBooks that are a similar age to the Macbook Pro Retina.

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Specification

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 by GJ
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Excellent machine fully packaged and sealed, intuitive and easy to set up. Very quick 2 day delivery from TechShark.

Reviewed 25 July 2016 by Steve
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Top bit of kit, runs photoshop and indesign as fast as the mac pro that I used previously.

Reviewed 17 July 2016 by Sean
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The computer arrived from TechShark after 2 days and was as advertised, a new, 2.5GHz, 512GB with the AMD Radeon M370x 2GB discrete graphics. At £1599.99, TechShark are offering a slightly more... Read more…

Reviewed 9 July 2016 by A. Birmingham
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Expensive but worth every penny. I've waited a few months before writing this to be sure the shine had worn off, problem is the shine hasn't worn off yet! Great and intuitive to use, very glad I... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2016 by Owen P Smith-Jaynes
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